Football: Uefa open case against Man City after fans boo anthem

Manchester City fans gesture at the officials during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United on Oct 3.
Manchester City fans gesture at the officials during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Newcastle United on Oct 3.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Uefa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester City, following a report from their official match delegate that their fans booed the Champions League anthem before the kick-off of Wednesday's 2-1 win over Sevilla.

City fans have booed the anthem both home and away for the last two seasons after City were penalised by Uefa under Financial Fair Play rules, although the sanctions were lifted over a year ago.

But Uefa's Icelandic match delegate Geir Thorstelnsson has reported the latest outbreak of booing to Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body.

A Uefa spokesman confirmed that a case has been opened against City and will be dealt with on Nov 19.